By Gus Saltonstall
Anybody misplace a treasure chest?
A mysterious wooden chest was discovered by a jogger Friday morning bobbing in the Hudson River against the shoreline rocks near West 104th Street.
The discoverer of the chest, who wishes to remain anonymous, carefully pulled it out of the water to find it locked, before carrying it over to Riverside Drive and taking the bus home.
Once home, he was able to get the chest open, but it only left him with more questions.
“Opening it to reveal its contents only fueled my curiosity further because I’m not sure what the objects inside are, or their significance,” the discoverer told West Side Rag.
The discoverer of the chest did not specify what he found inside, but said his intention was to “reunite the objects with the owner or someone that will truly appreciate them,” while remaining anonymous.
“Did it fall off a vehicle from the nearby West Side Highway? Or from a north- or southbound vessel? It could have floated in from New York Harbor, or downstream from upstate. Or was it purposely left in the river to be found,” he added.
If anybody knows the chest’s origin, or, particularly, if someone is searching for it, please let us know in the comment section or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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